|Au Congrès International de 1880 pour l'Amèlioration du Sort des Sourds-Muets notes au programme - Boselli, C. Abbate|
Held by Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives, Washington, D.C. (catalog link: http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=3007939)
Keywords: Speech; Speech instruction; Educational methods
|Instruction of the deaf and dumb; or, a theoretical and practical view of the means by which they are taught to speak and understand a language; containing hints for the correction of impediments in speech: together with a vocabulary illustrated by numerous copperplates .. - Watson, Joseph,1765?-1829|
Held by Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives, Washington, D.C. (catalog link: http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=1425542)
Keywords: Speech instruction; English language; Language instruction; Vocabulary
|An address written by Mr. Clerc, and read by his request at a public examination of the pupils in the Connecticut Asylum before the governour and both sides of the Legislature, 28th of May 1818 - Clerc, Laurent,1785-1869|
Held by Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives, Washington, D.C. (catalog link: http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=3007835)
Keywords: Educational methods; Educational programs; Speech instruction
|L'art d'enseigner à parler aux sourds-muets de naissance - L'Epée, Charles-Michel de,1712-1789|
Held by Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives, Washington, D.C. (catalog link: http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=1425422)
Keywords: Speech instruction; Articulation (Speech); Language instruction; French language; Educational methods
|ERIC ED253899: Viewing the Speech Class as an Authentic Audience: An Activity and Assignment for Beginning Students. - ERIC|
While audience analysis is an important concept to be taught in any beginning speech class, seldom are students urged to view their classmates as an authentic audience and to consider their needs and interests in speech planning. The Dyadic Interview Activity is one that can help students apply the principles of audience analysis in planning their classroom speeches. The Dyadic Interview Activity is used during the first or second class meeting of the semester...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Audience Analysis; Class Activities; Higher Education; Interpersonal Communication; Speech Instruction; Speech Skills; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED307640: Communication Apprehension. Focused Access to Selected Topics (FAST) Bibliography No. 15. - ERIC|
This annotated bibliography contains 31 references of articles and papers in the ERIC database that deal with communication apprehension (CA). The first section provides strategies for instructors and students to alleviate communication apprehension, speech anxiety, stage fright, and other problems people have with public speaking. The second section presents several programs that have utilized these and other strategies to help with fear and avoidance of communication...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Apprehension; Communication Skills; Higher Education; Public Speaking; Secondary Education; Speech Instruction; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED298577: The Ethics of Rhetoric and the Ethics in Rhetoric: Problems in Evaluation. - ERIC|
There are several potential problems which the Speech Communication instructor may face in evaluating students' performance, including: (1) students may neglect to recognize the multi-cultural classroom context (including ethnic and religious differences); (2) different world-views can result in clashes of opinions; (3) morality can be perceived differently by representatives of two or more cultures; (4) students may perceive the instructor as "biased" for various reasons; (5) students may alter...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Skills; Cultural Awareness; Ethics; Evaluation Criteria; Higher Education; Rhetoric; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED298597: Towards a New Method of Classroom Speech Evaluation: The Small Group. - ERIC|
A study investigated the use of small groups for speech evaluation in the fundamental speaking course. The use of a small group is seen as a method of reducing student fear of public criticism. Subjects were 97 male and female undergraduate students enrolled in Introduction to Speech courses at one of four different colleges in the Southern California area. The students were unaware that a study was being conducted and filled out a questionnaire they believed to be "standard procedure" for the c...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Research; Evaluation Methods; Higher Education; Peer Evaluation; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction; Undergraduate Study
|ERIC ED327885: An Outline of Rehearsal Procedures for Solo Performances in the Beginning Interpretation Classroom. - ERIC|
This paper presents an outline of rehearsal procedures designed to provide instructors and students of the beginning interpretation class with a concrete, consistent framework for preparing literature for solo classroom performance. The outline offers a five-step process, and discusses each step in the process. First, the student must select a literary text that is within the range of the student's analytic and performance abilities, which fulfills the requirements of the assignment, and in whic...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Course Content; Higher Education; Oral Interpretation; Speech Instruction; Speech Skills
|ERIC ED315813: the NIET and the NFA: What Is Their Impact on Event Descriptions and Conflict Patterns? - ERIC|
The existence of the American Forensic Association's National Individual Events Tournament (NIET) and the National Forensic Association (NFA), two strong and well-established national tournaments with essentially similar events descriptions, has certainly contributed to a very substantial amount of uniformity of events descriptions and conflict patterns in the contemporary intercollegiate forensics world...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Debate; Higher Education; Persuasive Discourse; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED234548: Implications and Applications for Speech Communication. Alternative Techniques for Teaching Speech Communication to Learning Disabled Students in the University. - ERIC|
A college communication professor discusses methods which will help learning disabled (LD) as well as non-LD students. General techniques advocated include presenting information in a variety of ways, allowing opportunities for questions and clarification, using an organized presentation of information, and being flexible in assignments and evaluation. Questions surrounding the faculty's role in accommodating LD students are discussed...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Students; Course Content; Higher Education; Learning Disabilities; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED300842: Fundamentals of Teaching Oral Language Improvement: Guidelines and Exercises for Public Communication Teachers. - ERIC|
Speech communication teachers can assist students in gaining more facility with language by helping them become active learners or problem solvers through: (1) experiencing an event; (2) reflecting on this experience which leads to (3) the formation of abstract concepts and generalizations about what has been learned; and finally (4) incorporating and using those concepts by actively experimenting with them...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Higher Education; Language Patterns; Oral Language; Speech Communication; Speech Curriculum; Speech Instruction; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED309468: Speaking Across the Curriculum: Threat, Opportunity, or Both? - ERIC|
"Speaking Across the Curriculum" (SAC) has become a catch-all label for a variety of programs aimed at teaching oral communication skills to a large body of students in settings other than the typical public speaking class. Such programs offer both threats and opportunities to the speech field. In many programs, faculty in other disciplines take responsibility for teaching aspects of oral communication within their own classrooms...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Environment; Curriculum Development; Higher Education; Speech Communication; Speech Curriculum; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED354556: Implementing the Speech Showcase To Encourage and Display Diversity in a Speech Communication Department. - ERIC|
A "Speech Showcase," such as the one instituted over the past 5 years at Del Mar College (Texas), gives students enrolled in basic public speaking courses the opportunity to perform before a large audience and thereby gain experience and recognition. The faculty facilitator sets up the event logistically and advertises the event. Student speakers are selected by instructors, sometimes representing the "most improved" speakers, but more often representing the "best speaker" from their classes...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Experiential Learning; Extracurricular Activities; Higher Education; Introductory Courses; Public Speaking; Speech Instruction; Undergraduate Students
|ERIC ED344247: Persuasion as a Developmental Sequence for the Beginning Competitor in Interscholastic Forensics. - ERIC|
The Developmental Speech Sequence Model (DSSM) can be applied effectively with beginning forensics competitors. It provides a detailed 10 point model, outlined within the headings of introduction, body, and conclusion: (1) Opening; (2) Objective of Speech; (3) Overview of Main Ideas; (4) Statement of Problem; (5) Statement of Solution; (6) Statement of Rationale; (7) Statement of Implementation; (8) Review of Main Ideas; (9) Restatement of Objective; and (10) Closing...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Debate; Higher Education; Models; Persuasive Discourse; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction
|Speech and lip-reading for the deaf. : a teacher's testimony to the "German" system, a paper written for the International Congress at Milan, September, 1880, - Buxton, David,1821-1897|
Held by Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives, Washington, D.C. (catalog link: http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=3007803)
Keywords: Educational methods; Oralism vs. manualism debate; Oral method; Speech instruction; Lipreading
|ERIC ED339056: Divvying Up the Discipline: On Divorcing Dame Speech. - ERIC|
This article is in response to Michael Burgoon's call in "Communication Education," October 1989, for the divorcing of speech education from the discipline of communication. It is argued that the lack of isomorphism between speech education and behavioral research in communication reflects a serious imbalance within the discipline, one that has already divided the discipline along media-specific contexts...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Research; Higher Education; Information Theory; Intellectual Disciplines; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED349587: Debating with Rules: Much Ado about Nothing. - ERIC|
A rules-based approach to the problems of debate (such as that proposed by the American Debate Association) will fail to provide a solution to debate's ills and may only increase the problems. Debate's current problems have to do with debate performance, e.g., speaking rate, poor quality evidence, and irrational arguments. A solution to these problems is based on the following statements: (1) there is no consensus that such performances should be punished; (2) any enforcement must be applied wit...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Debate; Debate Format; Higher Education; Judges; Secondary Education; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED253912: The Paideia Proposal: Implications & Challenges for Communication Instruction. - ERIC|
Drawing from Mortimer J. Adler's "The Paideia Proposal" and from related publications, this paper identifies aspects of the proposal that relate to basic communication instruction. The first part of the paper summarizes "The Paideia Proposal," pointing out the major points in each of its four sections, which concern schooling the people, the essentials of public schooling, teaching methods and learning, and higher and continuing education and earning a living...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Curriculum Development; Curriculum Enrichment; Educational Philosophy; Higher Education; Secondary Education; Speech Communication; Speech Curriculum; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED368005: Graduate Degree Programs in Performance Studies. - ERIC|
A study investigated the national status of graduate degree programs in Performance Studies in 1990. Of the 37 institutions offering master's of doctoral degrees in oral interpretation who were sent surveys, 22 (59%) responded. Results indicated (1) the loss of graduate programs was problematic; (2) some scholars had difficulty with securing same-field colleagues, research, and administrative support; (3) minority recruitment needs to be improved; (4) peer and colleague support seemed to be a si...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Students; Communication Research; Graduate Study; Higher Education; National Surveys; Oral Interpretation; Program Descriptions; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED305685: The Effects of Delivery Skills Instruction on Speech Anxiety. - ERIC|
A study tested a delivery skills method of instruction for reducing public speaking anxiety. Subjects were 59 male and 71 female undergraduates (ranging in age from 17-49) enrolled in a basic public speaking course at a midwestern university during the 1986-87 academic year. The Personal Report of Public Speaking Apprehension (PRPSA) which measures exclusively public speaking anxiety was administered the first week of the semester, three weeks prior to the first required speech--the informative ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Apprehension; Communication Problems; Communication Research; Communication Skills; Higher Education; Multiple Regression Analysis; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED299634: Integrating the Graduate, Undergraduate and Education Curricula: Training Qualified Staff for the Basic Course. - ERIC|
To explore the quality of the basic course in speech communication it is useful to examine the role of graduate teaching assistants (GTA) and undergraduate teaching assistants (UTA). The first goal was to search the literature for information concerning the use (or lack thereof) of GTAs and UTAs and to explore the potential benefits and drawbacks to their use in the basic course in speech communication...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Graduate Students; Higher Education; Introductory Courses; Models; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction; Teaching Assistants; Teaching Methods; Undergraduate Students
|ERIC ED279050: Communication Apprehension and People Orientations. - ERIC|
Assuming that different programs for communication apprehensive/avoidant students attract different types of students according to their needs and apprehension types, a study examined the relationship between communication apprehension (CA) and general people orientations, as measured by the Personal Record of Communication Apprehension-24 (PRCA-24) and by the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientations-B (FIRO-B), respectively...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Anxiety; Communication Apprehension; Communication Research; Higher Education; Interpersonal Communication; Orientation; Program Effectiveness; Public Speaking; Speech Instruction; Student Attitudes
|ERIC ED298586: KIDSPEAK: An Innovative Activity Program for Children. - ERIC|
KIDSPEAK, intended to promote the development of effective communication and critical thinking skills in children at the elementary and middle school levels, is an independently funded extra-curricular program providing a variety of relatively brief communication activities in a multi-disciplinary context. The program was developed and completed its first year of operation in both the Fargo (ND) and Moorhead (MN) areas...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Skills; Critical Thinking; Elementary Education; Extracurricular Activities; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Speech Instruction; Supplementary Education
|ERIC ED265576: Using Research as a Guide for Teaching Interpersonal Communication Competencies. - ERIC|
Twenty years of research in interpersonal communication have provided teachers with a basis for identifying the competencies that should be taught in introductory interpersonal communication courses, including empathy, social composure, and conflict management. However, other issues such as "performance vs. knowledge," the affective dimension, and the situational nature of competency are still being researched and debated...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Research; Higher Education; Interpersonal Communication; Interpersonal Competence; Speech Communication; Speech Curriculum; Speech Improvement; Speech Instruction; Speech Skills
|ERIC ED263647: The Use of the Undergraduate Student in Tournament Management: Some Ethical Considerations. - ERIC|
To determine the extent of the involvement of undergraduates in speech tournament management, a survey was sent to 230 Directors of Forensics at schools with a Pi Kappa Delta affiliation. Most of the 102 respondents indicated that they use undergraduates when running a speech tournament but that concerns about utilizing undergraduates do exist. Major areas of concern are scheduling, tabulation, ballot distribution/checking, and judging--because students may lack the experience and the maturity t...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Competition; Higher Education; Management Development; Persuasive Discourse; Speech Communication; Speech Curriculum; Speech Instruction; Undergraduate Students
|ERIC ED278079: Commensalism in Teaching: Parliamentary Procedure and Argumentation. - ERIC|
Parliamentary procedure might best be taught in a context specific format; it would be better understood by students if not taught as a "stand alone" subject. Since the basic concepts of argumentation theory--propositions, stasis, and presumption and burden of proof--are reinforced by the rules of parliamentary procedure, instructors can teach more effectively by combining these two disciplines. Linking parliamentary procedure and argumentation can allow scrutiny of each step along the way to a ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Course Content; Course Organization; Debate; Higher Education; Integrated Activities; Learning Activities; Persuasive Discourse; Speech Instruction; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED291109: Discourse Fields across the Curriculum. - ERIC|
In order to explore the rhetorical components of instruction at the undergraduate level and determine whether differences and similarities exist among the discourse fields represented by instructors in the kind of talk which they regard as desirable in their classroom, formal interviews were conducted with teaching faculty representing l5 different fields at a small midwestern university. The disciplines represented included art, chemistry, communication, economics, English, music, physics, psyc...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Research; Course Content; Curriculum Design; Curriculum Research; Discourse Analysis; Higher Education; Inquiry; Rhetoric; Speech Instruction; Undergraduate Study
|ERIC ED280094: Coaching Strategies in Contest Persuasive Speaking: A Guide to Coaching the Novice. - ERIC|
Forensic coaches can follow certain strategies to best instruct new recruits. The novice should be encouraged: (1) to check the particular rules for each tournament; (2) to stick with traditional oratory forms--innovation can come later; (3) to watch "60 Minutes" or the evening news--excellent sources of timely topics; (4) to avoid emotionally laden topics such as abortion or school prayer; (5) to research thoroughly each topic; (6) to use an outline--it allows the student and coach to check the...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Debate; Higher Education; Oral Interpretation; Persuasive Discourse; Public Speaking; Rhetorical Invention; Secondary Education; Speech Instruction; Speeches
|ERIC ED314908: CLAS: Classroom Listening and Speaking. Preschool. - ERIC|
This oral language program, designed for children ages 3 to 5, is divided into 11 sections covering the themes of self and senses; family, home, and friends; teddy bears; school and community; colors; food; animals; clothes; summer fun; holidays; and vehicles. Numerous cutouts are provided to prepare for the activities in this book, and each section's activities aim at developing such skills as auditory memory, question-asking ability, and improved attention span through use with whole classroom...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Techniques; Language Acquisition; Listening Skills; Oral Language; Preschool Education; Skill Development; Speech Instruction; Teaching Methods; Vocabulary Development
|ERIC ED331108: Thirty Days and Thirty Ways towards Better Public Speaking. - ERIC|
The ability to speak in various public speaking situations is imperative for success in school, business, and industry. Aspects which improve public speaking skills include preparation, organization, paying attention to the "nuts and bolts" of the speaking situation, identifying the topic, using invigorating language, watching other public speakers, reading books on the topic, being energetic, using humor, keeping and maintaining the audience's attention, giving the right amount of information, ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Audience Awareness; Communication Skills; Persuasive Discourse; Professional Development; Public Speaking; Skill Development; Speech Instruction; Speeches
|ERIC ED302856: An Instructional Approach for Minimizing Stage Fright: Insights from Buss' Theory of Audience Anxiety. - ERIC|
Effective instructional approaches for dealing with stage fright can be developed by examining A. H. Buss's theory of audience anxiety. Buss argues that audience anxiety correlates with feelings of self-consciousness, characteristics of the audience, and the novelty of the speaking role. From his perspective, the experience of anxiety is divided into three time intervals: (1) evaluation anxiety, occurring days to moments before the event; (2) self-consciousness, occurring in the first one or two...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Audience Awareness; Communication Apprehension; Higher Education; Public Speaking; Speech Instruction; Teaching Methods; Theory Practice Relationship
|ERIC ED312671: On Theoretical Progress and Basic Course Pedagogy. - ERIC|
The gulf between scholarly applications and rhetorical praxis in the speech classroom is enormous. It seems clear that the theoretical base will never release its stranglehold on the classical paradigm until the agendas of basic course classrooms do so as well. No new paradigm may realistically hope to contest the established tradition until the paradigm can be and is taught and applied so handily as to satisfy the pragmatic needs of professional and student communicators...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Practices; Higher Education; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction; Teacher Effectiveness; Teacher Role; Theories; Theory Practice Relationship
|ERIC ED324720: Leading Class Discussions Which Evaluate Students' Oral Performance. - ERIC|
One of the thorniest problems facing teachers of public address and other speech performance courses concerns students' reticence in classroom criticism and discussion of fellow students' performance. Many teachers believe that discussing the speeches in class provides valuable feedback to the speaker and helps foster critical thinking skills in the audience members. The following suggestions can help students feel more comfortable with the concept of public criticism: (1) have students discuss ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Communication; Classroom Techniques; College Students; Group Discussion; Higher Education; Public Speaking; Speech Instruction; Student Participation; Teacher Role
|ERIC ED325879: Status of Forensics Programs: A Survey. - ERIC|
A study examined the administration of college forensics programs, comparing the current (1990) status of programs to the status of such programs one year ago and five years ago. The study was based on the philosophy that if forensics programs have changed, more than likely they have changed in terms of what activities are offered to students, and therefore, of how the program is administered. Surveys were mailed to 374 forensics program administrators at colleges and universities in the United ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Research; Comparative Analysis; Debate; Higher Education; National Surveys; Speech Communication; Speech Curriculum; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED337828: Guidelines for Developing Oral Communication Curricula in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. - ERIC|
This booklet contains guidelines for developing oral communication curricula in kindergarten through 12th grade. The booklet addresses the issue of whether students are being taught to communicate effectively, and discusses the following topics: enhancing the role of oral communication in elementary and secondary education; the objective, overview, and criteria of oral communication curriculum (offering 13 guidelines--one for each grade from K through 12--for the development of a comprehensive, ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Curriculum Design; Curriculum Development; Elementary Secondary Education; Language Arts; Speech Communication; Speech Curriculum; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED337841: Oral Communication Across the Curriculum: A Report of Data. - ERIC|
The goal of the Speaking Across the Curriculum movement is to increase oral communication competencies at the college and university level. Much of what has been implemented within Writing Across the Curriculum can be applied to Speaking Across the Curriculum. A study examined students' opinions of a proposed Speaking Center at Eastern Illinois University. Subjects, 1,000 students representing a stratified sample, responded to a 36-item questionnaire designed to answer the following questions: A...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Apprehension; Educational Research; Higher Education; Program Attitudes; Program Design; School Surveys; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction; Student Attitudes
|ERIC ED239317: Providing Feedback on Student Speeches: The Research on Effective Oral and Written Feedback Strategies. - ERIC|
The purpose of teacher feedback in the speech classroom is to inform the speaker of the audience's reaction to the speech, to make suggestions for improvement on future speeches, and to motivate the speaker to speak again or to enjoy speaking. To provide appropriate criticism, teachers need to understand the nature and the relative merits of various types of feedback: simultaneous, delayed, immediate, written, and oral...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Classroom Environment; Feedback; Higher Education; Speech Communication; Speech Evaluation; Speech Instruction; Speech Skills; Speeches; Student Attitudes; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED236740: Textbook Development. - ERIC|
Communication instructors rely on textbook writers to present the latest course content in ways that will motivate students to learn and prepare them for class discussion and activities. Targeting the works they create to reflect student needs and shaping their materials to stimulate and involve their readers, these textbook writers-as-artists develop a work for a course in much the same way a playwright shapes a work for the stage...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Authors; Creativity; Instructional Materials; Speech Instruction; Student Motivation; Student Needs; Textbook Publication; Writing Processes; Writing Skills
|ERIC ED236745: Communication Apprehension and the Use of Video-Tapes. - ERIC|
A study investigated the relationship between students' communication apprehension levels and their attitudes toward the use of video recording in a basic speech course. A communication apprehension measure and a questionnaire on perceptions of videotape use in class were completed by 230 undergraduate basic speech students. The findings demonstrated a moderate relationship between communication apprehension level and both willingness to be videotaped and attitude toward class use of videotaping...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Apprehension; Communication Research; Higher Education; Self Concept; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction; Student Attitudes; Teaching Methods; Videotape Recordings
|ERIC ED220880: Cognitive Modification in the Small College. - ERIC|
Aided by her advisor, a communication apprehensive college senior majoring in speech communication at a small rural college developed a project designed to help herself and other apprehensives through cognitive modification. Six students enrolled in a speech communication course who were classified as communication apprehensive by the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA) participated in the project to its conclusion...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Attitude Change; Communication Apprehension; Communication Problems; Communication Research; Higher Education; Negative Attitudes; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED221895: The Effect of Self-Concept, Self-Disclosure, and Type of Basic Speech Course on Communication Apprehension. - ERIC|
Approximately 150 college students participated in a study that investigated the effects of self-concept, self-disclosure, and type of basic speech course on communication apprehension. The subjects were drawn from three basic speech course populations at two universities. They had been free to enroll in either a public speaking, interpersonal communication, or small group communication course. All three courses required oral presentations...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Students; Communication Apprehension; Communication Research; Course Content; Disclosure; Higher Education; Relationship; Self Concept; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED224058: A Rating of Doctoral Programs in Speech Communication: 1982. - ERIC|
A survey was conducted to update previous rankings of speech communication doctoral programs. Subjects were a random selection of every sixth name on the Speech Communication Association (SCA) membership list, and members of the SCA who have been the first authors of journal articles in the SCA journals in the past 10 years. In addition to academic and biographical data, the questionnaire solicited ratings of doctoral programs in eight areas: (1) rhetorical and communication theory, (2) interper...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Research; Doctoral Programs; Evaluation Criteria; Higher Education; Program Evaluation; Speech Communication; Speech Curriculum; Speech Instruction; Surveys
|ERIC ED224061: Predictive Accuracy and Communicative Responsiveness: Outcomes of an Interpersonal Communication Course. - ERIC|
A study examined the relationship between changes in a person's mode of responsiveness during an interpersonal communication course and his or her ability to predict the behavior of others. First an instrument to identify flexible-responsive individuals was developed. Over a period of 7 years, 163 subjects, undergraduates in a beginning interpersonal communication course, completed all phases of the project...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Research; Communication Skills; Higher Education; Interpersonal Communication; Interpersonal Relationship; Prediction; Responses; Sex Differences; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED353618: Communication Exercises as Instructional Tools. - ERIC|
In response to demographic changes among entering college students, more and more colleges are offering freshman orientation courses that have come to be known as "College 101." At Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, a course called COL 101 was begun in 1985. A survey of teachers of the course investigated speech or oral communication exercises included in the COL 101 classes. The exercises fit into three categories: individual speaking (which included group presentations); "interpersonal" t...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Class Activities; College Freshmen; Course Content; First Year Seminars; Higher Education; School Orientation; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED210728: Speech Class Unit: Effective Briefing Skills Used on the Job. - ERIC|
Teaching a unit on effective briefing techniques early in a basic speech class can develop in the student a sense of time consciousness, verbal conciseness, objectivity, appreciation for documentation, and logical organization. Briefing in this sense is a type of informative speech in which selected and compressed information is presented to one's superiors or other important listeners whose time is valuable and limited...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Higher Education; Job Skills; Public Speaking; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction; Speech Skills; Teaching Methods; Units of Study
|ERIC ED355587: Critical Thinking Resources for the Speech Communications Educator. - ERIC|
This annotated bibliography lists books, articles, and other related sources dealing with the areas of speech communication education and critical thinking. Besides works dealing specifically with the area of speech communications, a majority of the sources focus primarily on the general topic of critical thinking, its value to secondary and higher education curricula, and its relation to various fields of study, including English, literature, reading and writing instruction...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Annotated Bibliographies; College Curriculum; Communication Research; Communication Skills; Critical Thinking; Higher Education; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction; Thinking Skills
|ERIC ED262447: An Essential Curriculum for the Small, Comprehensive College Speech Communication Department. - ERIC|
Observing that speech communication, by whatever term it is called, is now a popular major among the traditional liberal arts, this paper proposes an essential speech communication curriculum for the small, comprehensive college. The first part of the paper presents a rationale for the curriculum by exploring how the curriculum reflects (1) its identity as a component of a comprehensive college, (2) a viable concept of liberal education, and (3) the postulates that identify the unique character ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Curriculum; Curriculum Design; Higher Education; Majors (Students); Small Colleges; Speech Communication; Speech Curriculum; Speech Instruction
|ERIC ED331595: "Trigger" Media for Speech. - ERIC|
This instructor's manual discusses the use of three videotapes and three slide sets that were produced for the purpose of triggering, or stimulating, students to say and use particular sounds frequently in conversational speech. The manual provides statements of the purpose and objective of the media, a list of components, student performance objectives, sample questions to stimulate discussion, and a list of adaptations that can be made when the media are used in classes...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary School Students; Guidelines; Kindergarten Children; Primary Education; Slides; Speech Instruction; Speech Skills; Teaching Guides; Videotape Recordings
|ERIC ED344272: The Comprehensive Speech Communication Laboratory: We Have Ways of Making You Talk. - ERIC|
Increasingly, business and education professionals recognize the centrality of oral communication in everyday activities, and such a competency is best developed through repeated instruction and application. However, few colleges or universities have implemented speech communication laboratories, and where they do exist, they are often constrained due to limited personnel and budgetary resources. Furthermore, there is little published information about speech communication laboratories...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Communication Skills; Higher Education; Interpersonal Communication; Laboratories; Laboratory Training; Peer Teaching; Speech Communication; Speech Instruction; Tutoring